Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane left his post-match press conference after losing to Ghazl El Mahalla without answering a single question.
Pressure is starting to mount on Mosimane in Egyptian media and amongst the passionate fanbase after the second league defeat in four games as the fixture congestion takes its toll on his depleted squad.
The 1-0 loss to the eighth-placed side on Monday morning leaves them four points behind league leaders Zamalek albeit with two games in hand over their fierce rivals.
Since the Cairo derby victory, the Red Devils have dropped eight points in five games and the latest defeat saw Mosimane arrive at a press conference at the El-Mahalla Stadium without a single journalist present.
It's believed the 119km trip from Cairo and the Holy month of Ramadan made it more challenging for media to travel to the game that was played out on Monday evening at 21h30 after Iftar.
After the loss, the club's Director of Football defended their recent poor run of form citing the incredible fatigue the squad has endured in a gruelling run of nine games in the last month.
"El Mahalla played with a very good spirit. We were not good enough in the first half and we lost most of the duels. I believe that this is normal especially with our overwhelmed schedule," Sayed Abdelhafiz said.
"We need to improve our performance in the next two games, it doesn’t matter what you are going through. I believe that we need to improve our performance in these two games specifically."
The Club of the Century face Al Ittihad and Zamalek next before hosting Mamelodi Sundowns in Cairo for the first leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final.
Scroll through the gallery to see how Mosimane fares against his predecessors at the Red Devils